We already knew that Phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was locked and loaded. Movies such as BLACK WIDOW, DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS and THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER are already scheduled with release dates.
Today, Marvel Studios parent company, Disney set and announced release dates for five as of yet untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies. The films will be released on Oct. 7, 2022, Feb. 17, 2023, May 5, 2023, July 28, 2023, and Nov. 3, 2023. It can be safely assumed that one of those dates will belong to BLADE starring Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali.
What do you think may be the projects to fall in these slots?
We’d all known the Dwayne Johnson would be portraying SHAZAM’s main big bad, Black Adam in his own feature film but no one knew when it would arrive. It seemed as if it was the longest of ways away until the successful debut of SHAZAM in theaters and the former WWE Champion let the world know that BLACK ADAM was going into pre-production.
Now thanks to Johnson we have another update as well as a release date. Johnson posted to his official facebook page.
“The Man in Black ⚡️
Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people.
It all changed for me, when I was 10yrs old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – SUPERMAN.
As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be.
But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be.
I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority.
Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way.
Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true.
I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM.
BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line.
He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way.
Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way.
This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together.
I love the palindrome of the date of December 22, 2021 but now the anticipation for this film goes full steam ahead. It is also interest that he firmly describes Black Adam as a SUPERHERO and not an Anti-hero as formally mentioned.
Are you excited about this news?
The flagship show for the DC universe will not be slowing down or stopping anytime soon. TITANS on the DC Universe has been renewed for a 3rd season. The mature-themed original Series and its Season 2 has new episodes available every Friday.
The current season of introduced Esai Morales as the title team’s archenemy, Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke, notorious as the most dangerous assassin in the DC Universe. Along with Slade, his children Jericho and Rose (Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang – respectively), Connor Kent aka Superboy (Joshua Orpin), Mercy Graves (Natalie Gumede) and others have been introduced this season.
TITANS stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Conor Leslie as Wonder Girl, Minka Kelly as Dove, Alan Ritchson as Hawk and Iain Glenn as Bruce Wayne.
The casting is ramping up with Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN. Of course we know that Robert Pattinson will be the caped crusader, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and most recently Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth with Colin Farrell as The Penguin. But now another name has entered into the fold, this time it is Juilliard grad Jayme Lawson.
The announcement which was first broken by Collider.com says that Lawson is a relatively unknown to Hollywood given that she does not even yet have an IMDB page. She just recently graduated from the famed Juilliard academy and while there has played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet as well as the title role in Hamlet, and she has also played Lady Macbeth onstage. She also stars as the Lady in Red in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which is now playing at the Public Theater for the first time since its premiere in 1976.
A big noted item is that Lawson’s role is currently being kept under wraps, so it safe to assume that the speculations will being to run rampant. the biggest one is that Lawson may be cast as the daughter of Wright’s Commissioner Gordon, Barbara. Which many comic book fans know that Barbara Gordon eventually becomes the masked superhero known as Batgirl.
It is worth noting that is has been mentioned that the potential Batgirl movie is expected to tie in directly with THE BATMAN so here may be the official connection.
Stay tuned to the resident super villain, Jay Washington and The Mad Titan Podcast as more news on this as it comes in.
THE BATMAN is set to hit theaters June 25, 2021
The resident super villain, Jay Washington had the opportunity once again to visit the set of Black Lightning in Atlanta.
Once again Jay was part of the roundtable interviews with the cast and it did not disappoint. First up was Marvin “Krondon” Jones III who portrays the villainous Tobias Whale.
Jones spoke on his characters evolution as well as his cerebral stature. Jones also goes in depth about his albinism and portraying the character with much realism and depth.
Sometimes you get news stories that pretty much is tragic and this another one of those stories.
Freeform has decided to not renew the drama MARVEL ’s CLOAK & DAGGER for a third season. The news was broken by Deadline. The word circulating is that the options on the cast had expired this week which also played into the decision.
CLOAK & DAGGER’s second season ratings dropped almost 40% in comparison to its first season . This was on par with another recently cancelled drama series, PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS. So it is easy to say that the writing was on the wall.
Though the show has been cancelled the recent season will not be the last in which we see the duo of Cloak and Dagger, played by Aubrey Joseph & Olivia Holt respectively. The pair is set to appear in an upcoming crossover episode of MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS on Hulu.
Earlier this week it was announced that Sony pictures was going to be adding another villain to the Andy Serkis directed sequel, VENOM 2. It was said that casting had begun for the role but not it is being revealed as to whom is in contention.
According to Variety, Academy Award winner, Naomie Harris is in talks to talk on the role of Woody Harrelson’s, Carnage’s girlfriend, Shriek. If the casting becomes official the duo will more than likely pair up to take on Tom Hardy in the title character role.
Michelle Williams is also said to be reprising her role as Anne Weyling for the film as well.